Harnessing biofuels: A global Renaissance in energy production?

Jegannathan Kenthorai Raman, and Chan, Eng Seng and Pogaku, Ravindra (2009) Harnessing biofuels: A global Renaissance in energy production? Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 13 (8). pp. 2163-2168. ISSN 1364-0321

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2009.01.012

Abstract

Biofuel, peoples' long awaiting alternative fuel, is yet to struggle a long way to reach in retail outlet all over the world as an economical and environmental friendly fuel. Biofuels include bioethanol, biodiesel, biogas, bio-synthetic gas (bio-syngas), bio-oil, bio-char, Fischer-Tropsch liquids, and biohydrogen. Among these bioethanol, biodiesel, biogas are predominant which can be produced either using chemical catalyst or biocatalyst from biomass. At present, the conventional process involves the chemical catalyst while a rigorous research is focused on using a biocatalyst. This review brings out the advantages and disadvantages of using different type of catalyst in biofuel production and emphasis on new technologies as an alternative to conventional technologies. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Biodiesel, Bioethanol, Biofuel, Biogas, Harnessing, Heterogeneous catalysts
Subjects:?? TP315-360 ??
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Engineering and Information Technology
ID Code:2589
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:25 Mar 2011 15:40
Last Modified:17 Nov 2016 14:36

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